Freitag, 9. Dezember 2016

Peter La Farge‎– "Ira Hayes" And Other Ballads (1962)

To the uninitiated, he seems like little more than a footnote in the biography of Bob Dylan and the recordings of Johnny Cash, but during the early and mid-'60s, Peter La Farge occupied a special niche in contemporary folk music as the first politically aware Native American to attract serious attention.

He was dead before the age of 34, but La Farge managed to make a vital and unique contribution to the early-'60s folk revival. 

"`Ira Hayes´ And Other Ballads" is a perfect companion to all of the early 60s Greenwich Village folk you’re hearing these days, thanks to the film “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Peter La Farge was an unusual character even by the standards of that scene, and this, his only Columbia album, features numerous folk classics as well as the first recording of his monumental composition “Ira Hayes,” later brilliantly covered by Johnny Cash.

Tracklist:
Ira Hayes3:42
Rodeo Hand2:19
Easy Rider4:12
Sod Shanty2:14
John Henry4:52
Head Hammer Man3:08
I Gave My Love A Cherry3:38
John Brown's Body4:18
True Love Is A Blessing1:27
Alabama Bound3:22
St. James Infirmary4:50

Peter La Farge‎– "Ira Hayes" And Other Ballads (1962)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

6 Kommentare:

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

Thanks very much for this. Pete La Farge was certainly one of the very best of those early-60s folkies. My favorite of Pete's songs is "Custer", also covered by Cash, along with many others.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for you feedback. Greetings!

Ruben Chandler hat gesagt…

wow, bob, i had no idea he wrote custer........or apparently, the ballad of ira hayes. my father had the album, songs of our soil, i think it was on. thanks for the cool facts. and thank you zero for the awesome post!

zero hat gesagt…

Glad you are interested... Greetings!

Anonym hat gesagt…

I knew the song, but not much about the man. Thank you!

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome! Best wishes!

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